The Moore American

Features

November 27, 2013

Martin volunteer of the week

(Continued)

MOORE —

There were 106 men and women who were helped last Thursday with their claims for VA benefits. Of this number, there were six who had recently received ratings of 100 percent for their services connected disabilities. There were 15 veterans who were assisted in filling their first claim for benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs. With the new e-benefits forms we are using, the time it takes for the veteran to receive a decision should be shortened significantly. I encourage all veterans who have access to a computer to set up a premium account in e-benefits at the VA website. With this account the veteran will be able to upload evidence or to see what stage the decision making process is in.

Shirley’s crew of ladies have been able to handle all of the surviving spouses while she has been off for a few weeks. She should be back to full duty the first Thursday in December. They were able to process 16 surviving spouses for benefits ranging from DIC, pension and one Atomic Radiation claim.

Treasurer Jerry Baxter was able to assist several veterans and their families through the benevolence fund Thursday morning. If you are in need of assistance, Jerry can be reached at 833-0773.

Last Monday we were invited to East Central University as part of the Upward Bound program for the veterans who are enrolled at the university. Those making the trip were Barbara Barb, Pat Pattillo, Dr. Wade Warren and myself. We were there to meet with other organizations that assist veterans in other areas such as jobs, mental health, etc.

Veterans Corner would like the opportunity to present a PowerPoint presentation on veterans benefits to any church or other organization that has veterans or surviving spouses as members. This usually takes only an hour for the presentation and question and answer period. For more information, call 550-8806.

Text Only
Features
  • Unidentified man’s identity sought by FBI

    James E. Finch, special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the robbery of the MidFirst Bank, 1037 SW 19th St.

    June 24, 2014

  • Heartland celebration set to roll

    A Moore tradition will once again take full steam on July 4 as the city unrolls the patriotic red carpet to celebrate Independence Day.

    June 24, 2014

  • Moore students earn their places at the prestigious Okla. Summer Arts Institute

    LONE WOLF — Years of hard work and dedication have paid off for three Moore students. They’ve earned spots at the prestigious Oklah

    June 24, 2014

  • Moore author releases book

    In author P.J. Hunt-Williams’ nationwide release of “Death, Why Not?” he writes down his realizations about death through his profession. In his book, he describes how death is essential not only for the dying but also for the living.

    June 24, 2014

  • How’s the fire down deep in your bones?

    As always, we appreciate all the Advocate readers’ for joining us for this weekly visit. Today, let’s take a moment and test the “f

    June 24, 2014

  • Book helps author move forward after loss

    Every Thanksgiving, Moore resident Dawn Layne makes a trip with her family to Purcell, but this trip isn’t so they can eat turkey a

    June 18, 2014

  • Brown to retire after 30 years

    Dr. Roger Brown has been an educator for 30 years, a career that has helped shape the education of thousands of students in Moore,

    June 18, 2014

  • Moore American takes home awards

    MIDWEST CITY — The Oklahoma Press Association presented its Better Newspaper Contest Awards during the OPA Annual Convention, June 12-14 at the Reed Center in Midwest City.

    June 18, 2014

  • Chamber to host events

    Events to take place this week hosted by the Moore Chamber of Commerce include: June 17-23 · Wednesday, June 18: Ribbon Cutting, 2 p.m. Food Resource Center, 2635 N. Shields Blvd.

    June 18, 2014

  • Who was the first Christian?

    While we were traveling out of state we noticed a number of different license plates. Some are colorful, a few are plain, several

    June 18, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide